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Beecher, Donald

Overview
Works: 137 works in 413 publications in 4 languages and 11,892 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Humor 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: RC543, 616.8583
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Publications about Donald Beecher
Publications by Donald Beecher
Most widely held works by Donald Beecher
A treatise on lovesickness by Jacques Ferrand( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Ariosto today : contemporary perspectives by Massimo Ciavolella( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 298 libraries worldwide
This collection of essays brings together twelve noted Italian and American scholars to provide a complete picture of Ariosto and all his works as an integration of tradition and invention
Comparative critical approaches to Renaissance comedy ( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
The impresario (untitled) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Barnabe Riche, his farewell to military profession by Barnabe Rich( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
The scruffy scoundrels = Gli straccioni by Annibal Caro( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Taking exception to the law : materializing injustice in early modern English literature by Grant Williams( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Taking Exception to the Law explores how a range of early modern English writings responded to injustices perpetrated by legal procedures, discourses, and institutions
Renaissance comedy : the Italian masters by Donald Beecher( Book )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 libraries worldwide
A rich and multi-faceted aspect of the Italian Renaissance, the comedy has been largely overlooked as a cultural force during the period. In Renaissance Comedy, editor Donald Beecher corrects this oversight with a collection of eleven comedies representative of the principal styles of writing that define the genre. Proceeding from early,?erudite? imitations of Plautus and Terence to satires, sentimental plays of the middle years, and later, more experimental works, the development of Italian Renaissance comedy is here dissected in a fascinating and vivid light. This first of two volumes boasts five of the best-known plays of the period, each with its own historical and critical introduction. Also included is a general introduction by the editor, which discusses the features of Italian Renaissance comedy, as well as examines the stage histories of the plays and what little is known, in many cases, of the circumstances surrounding their original performances. The introduction raises questions concerning the nature of audiences, the festival occasions during which the plays were performed, and the academies which sponsored many of their creations. As a much-needed reappraisal of these comedic plays, Renaissance Comedy is an invaluable look at the performance history of the Renaissance and Italian culture in general
Satisfaction all around = (Les Contens) by Odet de Turnèbe( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and French and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Rosalind : Euphues' golden legacy found after his death in his cell at Silexedra (1590) by Thomas Lodge( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
The three sisters by Leone de' Sommi( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Eros and Anteros : the medical traditions of love in the renaissance ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Le veglie di Siena = The night games of Siena by Orazio Vecchi( score )
7 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Adapted brains and imaginary worlds : cognitive science and the literature of the Renaissance by Donald Beecher( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
"The literary discipline is based on principles of structure and language, is concerned with interpreting the emotions in characters comprising humanity in all its variety reacting to the provocations of their imaginary worlds, and encompasses our cognitive and affective reactions to those representations. So much of what we take from reading, though, is not linked to language: linguistic prompts merely set in motion the associations, memories, and images through which we generate meaning and emotionalize experience. Reading, if it is to understand how and why our minds complete fictive worlds, must take an interest in what the emotions are, where they originate, and what they are for. The cognitive sciences offer valuable perspectives on the feeling brain, perspectives which reveal much about the emotions of imaginary persons and the feelings they arouse in readers. This work aims to connect textual interpretation and brain science. In so doing, it furthers the understanding of literary experience and opens up new approaches to literature in general through philosophical insights into the human brain. Each of the book's eleven chapters sets out to bring a relevant cognitive perspective into the spotlight: memory, the emotions, the self, intentionality, laughter, crying, conversion experience, the psychology of suspense, criminal deviancy, binary ethics--the narrative brain in perceptual and imaginative modes--by analyzing these experiences and emotions in relevant works of Renaissance literature. The texts are both minor but characteristic and canonical, from The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolphus and The Moral Philosophy of Doni, to Spenser's Faerie Queene and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure."--
Critical approaches to English prose fiction, 1520-1640 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The dialogue of Solomon and Marcolphus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The pleasant nights by Giovanni Francesco Straparola( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
"Renowned today for his contribution to the rise of the modern European fairy tale, Giovan Francesco Straparola (c. 1480-c. 1557) is particularly known for his dazzling anthology The Pleasant Nights. Originally published in Venice in 1550 and 1553, this collection features seventy-three folk stories, fables, jests, and pseudo-histories, including nine tales we might now designate for 'mature readers' and seventeen proto-fairy tales. Nearly all of these stories, including classics such as 'Puss in Boots, ' made their first ever appearance in this collection; together, the tales comprise one of the most varied and engaging Renaissance miscellanies ever produced. Its appeal sustained it through twenty-six editions in the first sixty years
Ars reminiscendi : mind and memory in Renaissance culture ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
The pleasant nights by Giovanni Francesco Straparola( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Immensely entertaining and readable, The Pleasant Nights will appeal to anyone interested in fairy tales, ancient stories, and folk creations
The pleasant nights by Giovanni Francesco Straparola( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Immensely entertaining and readable, The Pleasant Nights will appeal to anyone interested in fairy tales, ancient stories, and folk creations
 
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Beecher, D. A.
Beecher, D. A. 1942-
Beecher, D.A. (Donald A.)
Beecher, Donald A. 1942-
Beecher, Donald Allen
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